During my elementary days before summer vacation starts, my girlfriends would pass around a “slumbook” for everyone to answer. Apart from it being a souvenir of the almost finished school year, the ultimate goal is to fish on the crush of their crushes! haha. Kidding aside, in the slumbook, one of the famous question was, “What is your motto in life?”. People would answer either Honesty is the best policy or Time is Gold. The latter is so famous that it became a cliche and no one really pays attention to it. As i experience life, I realized that we were taught how to maximize each day but we are just too distracted to pay attention.
A friend once said, “Life is not short nor long. God’s gift is perfect and exact, we just need to spend it well. Only those who are ready to die are ready to live.” Yup, “ready to die” is just too harsh but often times if we are not threatened, we tend not to do anything. In Filipino we often say, aanhin pa ang damo kung wala na ang kabayo and we are always caught off guard. I had a few acquaintances who died of different types of cancer this year. They are all young and cancer can happened to anyone. My 2015 has been a life changing year for me. Tomorrow is the start of the last month of the year and I will be 29 in a few days. Facebook will again prompt us of the year that has been and will prepare a slideshow of the things we shared through the year. Is every minute spent as you envisioned it to be? The end of the year is a good time to reflect and plan 2016.
Time is the main thing we sell in order to earn a living thus if we just leave it to randomness, we’ll be shocked that a day has passed like that.
Time is a perspective. We make it slower by making the most out of it. So the next time you are late for a meet up, you just wasted your time and most especially the time of the person you will meet up. There is no repeat performance for any finished time.
P.S. Please make an effort to make 2016 awesome. You deserve an abundant life.